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Opinion: The controversy of Genesis

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Jacob Epstein's Genesis has returned to Bluecoat for the first time in 86 years, as part of the exhibition In the Peaceful Dome. ...

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Desert Island Artworks: ‘Nephin’ in Glasshouse by Niamh O’Malley

Desert Island Artworks: ‘Nephin’ in Glasshouse by Niamh O’Malley

There are three video pieces in our current show, Niamh O’Malley’s Glasshouse, which I would risk life and limb to rescue from shipwreck:  Quarry, the detailed and attentive study of a working limestone quarry; the eponymous Glasshouse, a formal achievement with exquisite qualities - arguably the finest piece in the show; and Nephin, a film which surveys at a distance the mountain of the same name in Mayo, in the west of Ireland.  Despite the compelling qualities of the other two, if there were space only for one USB memory stick in my lifejacket, it would have to be given to Nephin.    

January 2016 Highlights

January 2016 Highlights

Start the New Year by getting your cultural calendar in order! Take a look at our round-up of Bluecoat's January highlights, including the final week of the very wonderful Niamh O'Malley: Glasshouse, the launch of two new exhibitions and the return of our tremendously popular Baby Book Club.

Ten Go Christmas Shopping at Bluecoat

Ten Go Christmas Shopping at Bluecoat

With just a couple of weeks to go now until Christmas, have some fun speculating about characters from literature who might be seen browsing for gifts in the plethora of independent shops that we are lucky to have surrounding us at Bluecoat.

Turner Prize 2015

Turner Prize 2015

 

Do Not Yet Fold Your Wings

Do Not Yet Fold Your Wings

Chief Executive Mary Cloake reflects on Bluecoat's recent strand of work by mature artists

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